Wednesday June 20, 2018

American Airlines to add seats to MD-80, Boeing 737 fleets

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Southwest Airlines to become launch customer for the Boeing 737 Max 7

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FAA approves Boeing design changes for Boeing 787 battery system

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It’s departure day (or night) for American Airlines’ new Boeing 777-300ER

American Airlines' new Boeing 777-300ER, getting ready for its first flight to Brazil (PHOTOS: Brad Loper, Dallas Morning News staff photographer)

Boeing on the 787 investigation: We welcome the progress, continue to assist and deeply regret the disruption

Boeing released this statement on Thursday afternoon:  Boeing welcomes the progress being made in the 787 investigation discussed today by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in Washington, D.C. The regulatory and investigative agencies in the U.S. and Japan have dedicated substantial resources to these investigations, and we appreciate their effort and leadership. Boeing continues […]

Boeing 737s surpass MD-80s in American Airlines’ fleet

American Airlines Boeing 737-800  

American Airlines’ Horton stands behind Boeing and its 787 Dreamliner

With the Boeing 787s grounded in the United States and throughout the world, a natural question for American Airlines chairman and CEO Tom Horton on Thursday was whether the aircraft’s problems might affect American’s order. Tom Horton

Boeing’s McNerney: We deeply regret impact of Boeing 787 grounding, but we stand behind its ‘overall integrity’

Boeing chairman, president and CEO Jim McNerney issued this statement Wednesday evening after the Federal Aviation Administration ordered a temporary grounding of all Boeing 787 aircraft:  ”The safety of passengers and crew members who fly aboard Boeing airplanes is our highest priority. “Boeing is committed to supporting the FAA and finding answers as quickly as […]

The FAA orders new Boeing 737 inspections related to a hole torn in a Southwest Airlines jet in 2009 (Updated at 5:15 p.m.)

The Federal Aviation Administration will require $5 million in new inspections and repairs for Boeing 737s in response to a large hole in the roof of a Southwest Airlines jet as it few in 2009. The order calls for repetitive inspections for cracking in the top of the fuselage of 109 planes in the Boeing […]

No. 9 on our top 10 stories of 2012: Southwest Airlines sends its Boeing 717s to Delta, and pays for the privilege

When Southwest Airlines bought AirTran Airways, the smaller carrier brought with it a fleet of 88 airplanes, the Boeing 717, that was unlike the Boeing 737s that Southwest flies. Southwest with few exceptions has flown only variations of the Boeing 737, so eyebrows were raised when officials said they planned to keep AirTran’s 717s. “It’s […]